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Late Shift: Drop-in Drawing: He to She @ National Portrait Gallery (NPG) / Thursday and Fridays 👩‍🎨

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18:00

@ National Portrait Gallery (NPG), St Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE (Meet in Room 22, Floor 1)

Free entry

www.npg.org.uk/whatson/lateshift/whats-on-late-shift

To celebrate International Women’s Day and HeForShe Arts Week, join artist Robin-Lee Hall to re-imagine what the Gallery’s Victorian Collection might have looked like if women had been afforded the same opportunities as their male counterparts and their achievements recorded in portraiture.

Consider questions of gender identity and representation in your drawings and set about redressing the balance. At 20.15 you will get the opportunity to put your work out and Robin with conduct a friendly Friday critique.

There is a short introduction at 18.30 but feel free to drop in whenever you like. You can stay for 10 minutes or 2 hours. The class is suitable for everyone from complete beginners to accomplished artists.

All materials are provided, so no need to bring anything with you unless you want to work in your own sketchbook or on an iPad.

Every Friday there is a free drop-in drawing activity happening in the Gallery.

Also happening:

Live Music: Luca Luciano and Jose Henrique de Campos
Room 20, Floor 2
Music for clarinet and guitar by Villa-Lobos, Berio, De Falla and Poulenc

Sonia Boyce: We move in her way @ ICA / until 16th Apr 2017 💁

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tue-Sun 11am–11pm (Thu until 9pm)

@ Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH

£1 day membership, find out more

www.ica.art/whats-on/sonia-boyce-we-move-her-way

A new body of work created especially for the ICA. Involving the exploratory vocal and movement performances of Elaine Mitchener, Barbara Gamper and her dancers Eve Stainton, Ria Uttridge and Be van Vark, with an invited audience.

A multi-media installation has been generated from the documentation of their open-ended live performance. The title of the work suggests two possible readings: that ‘she’ dictates our movements; or that we obstruct ‘hers’, with both interpretations suggesting power is at play.

Boyce has a participatory art practice where she invites others to engage performatively with improvisation. In this process, she encourages contributors to exercise their own responses to the situations she enables, where she steps back from any directorial position to observe the activities and dynamics of exchange as they unfold. Once the performance is played out and documented, Boyce reshapes the material generated, in what she calls “recouping the remains”, to create the artwork as a multi-media installation.

We move in her way was created in this way as a performative laboratory, in which the audience and performers negotiated the ICA Theatre space around sculptural objects and their own bodies. Play and playfulness unfolded during the open-ended live performance, sparking a breakdown of assumed order between performers and audience. The dynamics of power-play shifted between the masked audience, the performers and the sculptural objects created as a means to facilitate touch and being together, whilst remaining distinct.

The Great Escape Festival @ Brighton / 18th – 20th May 2017 🎶🔊

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Various venues in Brighton

Tickets: from £35 book online

www.greatescapefestival.com

Festival for new music, bigger and more diverse than ever in 2017.

Showcasing 450 emerging artists from all over the world in 30+ walkable venues across the city. It’s the first place to discover your new favourite artist and see them in an intimate setting before they go on to headline major festival stages.

TGE is also attended by the music industry who are on the hunt for the next big thing. We run a convention alongside the gigs featuring insightful panels, topical debates, keynote speeches and networking opportunities in abundance.

The Alternative Escape, the Spotlight Shows, secret gigs, club nights and spontaneous collaborations all add to the festivities and make the weekend in Brighton one not to miss!

Luxury Moyses Stevens Mother’s Day bouquet Masterclass @ St Pancras International / Wednesday 22nd March 2017 💐

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 6pm – 7.30pm

@ St Pancras International, The Grand Terrace (by the John Betjeman Statue), Euston Road, London N1C 4QP

Tickets: £35 per person (one-and-a-half-hour workshop) book online

www.stpancras.com

Royally appointed florist, Moyses Stevens announce an exclusive Mother’s Day bouquet masterclass in their new home of St Pancras International.

You will be guided through the workshop by trained florists and will complete the class with a stunning, hand tied bouquet in time for Mothering Sunday on 26th March.

As well as creating and taking home your hand tied bouquets you will learn the basics of floristry including how to match evergreen foliage and blooms to create beautiful bouquets all year round.

Guests are welcome to attend the class in groups to co-create a single bouquet, children are also welcome at the class.

Taking place in the stunning surrounds of St Pancras International’s Grand Terrace (by the statue of Sir John Betjeman), visitors can also pick up some other Mother’s Day treats from retailers in the selection including Jo Malone, Neal’s Yard, L’Occitane and LK Bennet.

Vitality Westminster Mile @ St James’s Park / Sunday 28th May 2017 🏃🏃‍♀️💨

TIME AND PLACE:

Start: morning

@ St James’s Park

Tickets: around £7 enter online

www.vitalitywestminstermile.co.uk

Series of 30 one-mile races in St James’s Park, central London, is coming soon! So it’s time to get your friends and family together to sign up today.

The Vitality Westminster Mile races offers runners of all ages and abilities – from tots to track champions – the chance to bound down The Mall alongside thousands of like-minded runners at the most iconic mile race in the world. Last year we had more than 5,000 finishers and this year’s event is shaping up to be even bigger!

Don’t miss the Vitality Wellness Festival in Green Park, where kids will be able to try out a variety of sports under the guidance of top coaches, while adults will be able to attend free yoga, pilates and Zumba classes. Live music, inflatable outdoor games and creative activity workshops are sure to keep the whole family entertained. And if the weather’s nice, the park is the perfect place for a picnic too!

✓ Finisher’s medal for every runner

✓ Free Vitality Wellness Festival in Green Park with live music, workshops and games

✓ Race entry is just £8 for adults, £6 for 12-18 year olds and free for kids aged 11 and under with a £1 discount for Westminster residents

✓ Get the whole family together for a great day out

Bouchra Khalili @ Lisson Gallery / until 18th March 2017 🌎

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Monday–Friday, 10am–6pm
Saturday, 11am–5pm

@ Lisson Gallery, 67 Lisson Street, London NW1 5DA

Free entry

www.lissongallery.com/exhibitions/bouchra-khalili

First major solo exhibition in the United Kingdom by Moroccan-French artist Bouchra Khalili. Based between Berlin, Oslo and Paris, Khalili’s work explores the broad topics of migration and displacement through the mediums of film, video, installation, photography and prints. Largely inspired by the idea of journeys, both literally and conceptually, Khalili’s exhibition at Lisson Gallery lays bare the socially constructed nature of borders and challenges our fixed ideas of identity and nationhood.

Nowhere do the concepts of movement, identity and borders align more poignantly than in Khalili’s multi-channel video installation The Mapping Journey Project (2008–11). Aiming to draw an alternative practice of map-making, the work consists of eight films that focus the audience’s gaze on the tortuous and complex journeys taken by individuals forced to cross borders illegally. These journeys are literally traced onto a large map seen on screen, while the narrators recount the journey factually, vividly filling in the experiential details of their quests. In an essay for MoMA, New York, where the work was recently exhibited, Quinn Latimer notes that “the dark, pen-inked lines of [the migrants’] trajectories create strange and distinct constellations, fluid forms of statelessness that are posited against and over the more familiar coloured shapes and lines they cross – that patchwork of nation-states (colonial and other) that we have all learned to recognise like some international language of signs of the hegemonic world order”.

The abstract traces created in The Mapping Journey Project are realised further in Khalili’s The Constellation Series (2011). Composed of eight silkscreen prints, each of the Constellations translates the voyages recounted in the films into the form of star constellations similar to those that have been used in astronomy for centuries. Stripped of their borders and resisting containment, these journeys become fluid records of travels through space and time.

The final work in the exhibition, Foreign Office (2015), examines ideas of internationalism and solidarity. It is made up of a film, a series of photographs and a print. The work focuses on the city of Algiers and its position as an active site of revolution and anti-colonial movements between 1962-1972, with groups including the African National Congress (ANC) and Black Panthers having headquarters there during this period. Produced with the support of the Sam Art Prize, the film shows two young Algerians ‘re-writing’ history through images, language and oral narratives, while the accompanying series of photographs document the ghostly places that were home to these political movements, at once echoing the disappearance of utopia and its persistence to haunt the present-time.

Making Nature: How we see animals @ Wellcome Collection / until 21st May 2017 🐶🐱🐯🐵

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am-6pm, until 10pm on Thursdays and closed Mondays

@ Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

Free entry

www.wellcomecollection.org/MakingNature

No matter how you see nature now, you’ll never see it the same way again.

Kicking off a year-long exploration into our relationship with nature, this major exhibition examines what we think, feel and value about other species and the consequences this has for the world around us. It brings together over 100 fascinating objects from literature, film, taxidermy and photography to reveal the hierarchies in our view of the natural world and consider how these influence our actions, or inactions, towards the planet.

Organised around four themes – ‘Ordering’, ‘Displaying’, ‘Observing’ and ‘Making’ – this exhibition questions the approach of ‘learning through looking’, charts the changing fashions of museum displays alongside society’s changing attitudes to the world around us, examines the search for an authentic encounter with nature, and looks at how humans have intentionally altered other organisms.

Richard Wilson: Stealing Space @ Annely Juda Fine Art / 25th March 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Monday–Friday 10:00–18:00
Saturday 11:00–17:00

@ Annely Juda Fine Art, 4th Floor, 23 Dering Street, London W1S 1AW

Free entry

www.annelyjudafineart.co.uk

The artist’s first at the gallery and his first solo show in London since unveiling his major site-specific work, Slipstream, at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 2. The exhibition features four new works, two of which are in direct response to the gallery’s internal and external architecture.

Works in this exhibition dominate the gallery’s space and stand, in places, above the height of the architectural beams. In the main room, Wilson has created a sculpture of a slice of the negative space or “space between” the hallway and staircase leading to the gallery’s main entrance. Partial details of a doorway, steps or a bannister in negative form are visible on the sculpture which sits straight on the ground at a tilted angle, offering a reassessment of the perhaps completely unnoticed yet familiar surroundings the viewer has just encountered. Block of Dering, meanwhile, takes the façade of the gallery building at 23 Dering Street and reconfigures it into a near-cube. Even the gallery’s signage can be made out in this sculpture which presents the local architecture in an entirely new way.

In the second room, a sculpture delineates the “space between” an area of Wilson’s home in South East London whilst Blocka Flats takes a piece of household furniture reconfigured into a form reminiscent of an urban landscape on a micro scale, the very same landscape which Wilson refers to in other works on a 1:1 scale. Two preparatory sketches for each work hang near their sculptural counterparts, whilst in the final room, Wilson shows maquettes of past works and those not yet realised.

Richard Wilson is a world-renowned British artist whose architectural interventions have won him acclaim throughout his career. Wilson rose to prominence in 1987 when his installation, 20:50 – consisting of a room filled to waist height with reflective sump oil – was shown at Matt’s Gallery in London and purchased by The Saatchi Gallery. Wilson has gone on to create a series of predominantly site-specific works, most recently Slipstream (2014), which stands at an impressive 78 meters at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 2. Wilson was appointed visiting research professor at the University of East London in 2004, elected as a member of the Royal Academy in 2006 and in 2008 was awarded an honorary doctorate at the University of Middlesex. He has created permanent and temporary works at prominent locations worldwide and his works have been shown at institutions such as The Serpentine Gallery, London; Saatchi Gallery, London; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra and Museu d’Art Contemporani, Barcelona.

“I need that initial thing from the real world because I’ve always been concerned with the way you can alter someone’s perception, knock their view off kilter. And to do that I need to start with something we think we understand.”

Richard Mosse: Incoming @ Barbican – The Curve / until 23rd April 2017 📷

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
The Curve
Sat–Wed 11am–8pm
Thu–Fri 11am–9pm

@ Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Free entry

www.barbican.org.uk

Barbican Art Gallery has invited conceptual documentary photographer and Deutsche Börse Photography Prize winner Richard Mosse to create an immersive multi-channel video installation in the Curve. In collaboration with composer Ben Frost and cinematographer Trevor Tweeten, Mosse has been working with an advanced new thermographic weapons and border imaging technology that can see beyond 30km, registering a heat signature of relative temperature difference. Classed as part of advanced weapons systems under International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Mosse has been using this export controlled camera against its intended purpose, to create an artwork about the refugee crisis unfolding in the Aegean Sea, off the coast of Libya, in Syria, the Sahara, the Persian Gulf, and other locations.

Mosse is renowned for work that challenges documentary photography. In his recent work The Enclave (2013) – a six-channel installation commissioned by the Irish Pavilion for the 2013 Venice Biennale – Mosse employed a now discontinued 16mm colour infrared film called Kodak Aerochrome that transformed the green landscape of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo into vivid hues of pink to create a surreal dreamscape. Questioning the ways in which war photography is constructed, Mosse’s representation of the ongoing armed conflict in eastern Congo advocates a new way of looking.

V&A Friday Late: Gal Dem @ Stratford / Friday 24th and Saturday 25th February 2017 🙅

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Friday 18.30-22.00
Saturday 11.00-16.00

@ Stratford Arts Centre, Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Theatre Square, London E15 1BX

www.vam.ac.uk/info/friday-late

www.stratford-circus.com/news/v-a-friday-late-comes-to-stratford-circus-arts-centre-this-month

This February the team behind gal-dem are back again for an expanded Friday Late. In this second collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum, the online magazine formed of 70 women of colour share their take on the world through the lens of film. Step into Hollywood’s iconic posters to challenge #OscarsSoWhite, perfect your Thumka and partake in a Bollywood dance off, and learn how to shoot a film on your mobile.

All events are free, unless stated otherwise, and places are designated on a first-come, first-served basis. Arrive early because when it’s full there will be a ‘one in, one out’ policy!

This V&A Friday Late is presented in partnership with Stratford Circus Arts Centre. Events will be held at Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Stratford Picturehouse and Gerry’s Kitchen as part of the V&A’s programme of events with communities across East London.

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www.facebook.com/events/187123065105792

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